The Manhattan Love Suicides

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The Manhattan Love Suicides
OriginLeeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
GenresAlternative rock, indie rock
Years active2006–2009, 2013 – present
LabelsSquirrel Records (UK), Magic Marker (US), Odd Box Records (UK)
Associated actsPop Threat, The Medusa Snare, Ailsa Craig, The Blanche Hudson Weekend, The Wednesday Club, Downdime, VwarphF, Clism
Websitemyspace.com/themls
MembersCaroline McChrystal
Adam John Miller
Darren Lockwood
Rachel Barker
Past membersEddy Lines

The Manhattan Love Suicides is a UK-based rock band from Leeds, originally active between 2006 and 2009, and which reformed in 2013.

Biography[edit]

The band takes its name from a 1985 short film by Richard Kern[1] and was influenced by acts such as The Velvet Underground and The Jesus & Mary Chain.[1][2] Allmusic's Tim Sendra described the band as having "...knack for buzzy three-minute guitar pop tunes"[1] and Pitchfork Media's Marc Hogan referred to their style as "...feedback-streaked guitar pop..."[3] Their eponymous debut album was released in 2006 in the UK as vinyl-only[4] (although it was made available in the US in CD format through the Magic Marker record label)[note 1] and a 27-track compilation, entitled Burnt Out Landscapes, followed two years later. The band announced they had split on 28 June 2009 on their MySpace page.[5]

The band reformed in 2013 with "(Never Stop) Hating You" appearing on YouTube,[6][7] and released a new album More Heat! More Panic! in March 2015.[8][7]

The Manhattan Love Suicides; cover of the 2009 UK CD re-release on Squirrel Records

Album discography[edit]

  • Manhattan Love Suicides (2006)
  • Burnt Out Landscapes (2008)
  • Dandelion Radio Session (2010)
  • More Heat! More Panic! (2015)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The album was re-released in the UK as a 23-track CD including a bonus DVD with 10 videos in 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Band Biography". allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Band Influences". myspace.com/themls. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Burnt Out Landscapes Review". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  4. ^ "The Manhattan Love Suicides". discogs.com. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  5. ^ "The Manhattan Love Suicides Split". myspace.com/themls. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  6. ^ "(Never Stop) Hating You" on YouTube
  7. ^ a b "MORE HEAT! MORE PANIC!". squirrelrecords.co.uk. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  8. ^ "More Heat! More Panic! by The Manhattan Love Suicides". oddboxrecords.bandcamp.com. Retrieved 13 December 2014.

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